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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): December 15, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction


(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)




228 Manhattan Beach Boulevard,

Manhattan Beach, California



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 318-3100

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report) 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


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Trading Symbol(s)


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Class A Common Stock, par value of $0.001 per share




New York Stock Exchange


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

The Board of Directors of Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (the “Company”) elected Zulema Garcia as a member of the Board, effective as of December 15, 2021. In accordance with the Company’s bylaws, Ms. Garcia will serve as a Class II director until the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2022. She will serve thereafter until her successor is duly elected and qualified or until her death, resignation or removal.

The Board of Directors also appointed Ms. Garcia to the Company’s Audit Committee. Ms. Garcia is the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit at Herbalife Nutrition, Ltd. (NYSE:HLF). Prior to joining Herbalife in 2019, she was an audit partner in the Los Angeles office of KPMG LLP for 24 years, most recently serving as the Deputy Professional Practice Partner of the South Region. The Board of Directors has determined that she is independent under Section 303A.02 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual, and there are no related party transactions between the Company and her that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

The Company also announced the resignations of Jeffrey Greenberg, Geyer Kosinski, Richard Rappaport and Thomas Walsh from the Board of Directors and the Board’s committees on which they participated, including Mr. Walsh’s position as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, effective as of December 15, 2021. The Board of Directors appointed Katherine Blair, who is currently a director, to serve as Chair of the Nominating and Governance, effective upon the resignation of Mr. Walsh.

A copy of the press release issued on December 20, 2021 announcing the appointment of Ms. Garcia to the Company’s Board of Directors, and the resignations of Mssrs. Greenberg, Kosinski, Rappaport and Walsh from the Board is attached as exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are furnished as part of this report:

99.1 Press Release Dated December 20, 2021.

104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the inline XBRL document).


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Exhibit Index


Exhibit No.





Press Release dated December 20, 2021.






Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the inline XBRL document).




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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.










December 20, 2021




/s/ John Vandemore










Name: John Vandemore





Title: Chief Financial Officer